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I was kind of resistant to getting my iPhone. I was already having trouble controlling my online time on my computer and I was afraid that having the iPhone would just become a huge Blackhole of Time. I promised myself that I would only get apps that truly helped me be more productive. I didn’t … [Read more…]

A couple of months ago, I landed in a fitness rut. I was running, running, running. And the weight? Not budging. Muffin top? It was still there. I knew I was working hard, but nothing was happening. I felt like I was in a hamster wheel. One night at the gym, I was going whole hog on the … [Read more…]

Some of you may remember that way back when Team Shrinking Jeans was formed, that I was a part of it. Also, if you know me at all, then you know that there is no part of running that I like. Every single minute feels like pure torture to me, but I decided to suck it up and just do it. I wanted to … [Read more…]

Mornings are not my favorite time of day.  Generally speaking, I don’t really like to get out of bed. That feeling is magnified by the fact that my daughter doesn’t really like to get ready for school in the morning. It makes for a pretty stressful beginning to the day. Lately, I’ve been … [Read more…]

It’s Spring. Can I get a HECK YES?! [raises roof] Time to get outdoors. Hit the trail. Get some fresh air. Eat some trail mix. Be one with the wilderness (okay, I got a little carried away). Yep – it’s hiking season! If you’ve never been much of a hiker, I’ve got to tell you, it’s some … [Read more…]

I admit that winter got to me.  I’m sick of the cold, wet, dreary weather.  All it makes me is lazy.  And lazy I have been. Isn’t it funny how much weather can affect our moods?  The past few weeks here, it has been such a struggle to get up and get moving, but this week?  This week the weather … [Read more…]

Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst. ~William Penn I’m going to be honest with you.  I’m struggling a little bit right now.  I’m having a hard time figuring out when I’m going to do the stuff that I “need” to do during the day.  It seems like everything is equally important and … [Read more…]

It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.  ~Sally Kempton, Esquire, 1970 “You think too much.” That’s what I heard from my husband last night while I was talking to him about my fitness woes.  I was telling him that I have all these lofty fitness goals but I condemn myself to … [Read more…]

Can you remember when exercise became a job? Another box to check off (or ignore)? I can pretty much pinpoint that moment for me – when I started playing competitive sports in high school.  Something about two hours of practice daily, plus games or meets on weekends, and an hour long weight … [Read more…]

Seriously, if you would have asked me a year ago what I was going to do on Thanksgiving Day 2009, my plans would not have included getting up at 6:30am to run a 5k even though it was only 49 degrees outside after being diagnosed with a sinus infection less than 24 hours before. But I’m hard core … [Read more…]

This weekend we are holding the Sisterhood Virtual 5K, along with EA Sports Active! Woot! How has your training been going? Are you planning on trying to run all of it or stick to a run/walk combination? My Team Bismarck 5K is going to be held on Saturday and while I didn’t train this time around … [Read more…]

We all know that we’ve been doing the Wii, or Shredding, or finishing triathlons, or 5ks, or whatever you’ve been doing fitness wise. So, with all this fitnessing and challenging and exercising, I want you to answer this question: How fit are you? Being fit is such an abstract term.  How do you … [Read more…]

Here we are, at the start of flu season. And wouldn’t you know it, I’ve already gone and gotten sick. Yup, I’m in the middle of my first ever round of Tamiflu.  I still feel pretty awful – so I’m glad I got the Tamiflu. Not sure what shape I’d be in without it. The last day I ran was on Sunday. … [Read more…]

.!.As some of you may know, back in August, I started the crazy, insane program called Chalean Extreme.  During the third week of the first phase, I was doing a bicep work out.  All of a sudden, I felt something in my elbow feel weird. When working out, soreness can be a good thing.  … [Read more…]

Before I decided to get fit, I would always say, “I would totally work out, if I just had someone to work out with.”  And I would.  If I could find someone else that would work out with me, I would do it.  I didn’t necessarily need the person there to talk or socialize with, but just knowing that … [Read more…]